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This shorts program shows us the importance of knowing and accepting ourselves and the strength of character required to stand up and proudly be who you are. Remember, you are perfect just as you are.

For Ages 11-14 | 72 minutes | Presented in English, nonverbal and original languages with English subtitles

Themes: Empathy, support, identity, acceptance, inclusion, gender/sexuality spectrum, gender roles and nonconformity

This program contains: Mature themes, bullying, physical and/or emotional conflict, gender identity

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.

ACCESSIBLE SCREENING: Films in this program are captioned or subtitled for the hearing impaired. 

Father Tongue

Dror, a young hard-of-hearing boy, finds himself alienated when his father insists on enrolling him in a mainstream hearing school. In denial about his son's disability, Dror's father pushes him to speak out loud and use a hearing implant in an attempt to integrate him in the hearing world. This forced assimilation causes Dror to lash out, putting a heavy strain on their father-son relationship.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    North American Premiere
  • Rating
  • Note
    THEMES: Understanding Differences (Cultural, Societal, Physical/Mental, Socioeconomic), Communication, Identifying Stereotypes/Prejudice, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing experiences
  • Director
    Ivgeny Gashinsky
  • Screenwriter
    Ivgeny Gashinsky
  • Producer
    Iris Ben Moshe